Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
Late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (9.9 x 12.1 cm)

Accession Number

98.411

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave, embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of Japanese characters embroidered in gilt paper strips on a dark blue silk satin ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection